Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) appointed Scott O’Donnell former Australian head coach age 54 to new a Technical Director Malaysia national team with 3 years contract for replace “Ong Kim Swee” after he move to became the head coach of Sabah FC
Today, at FAM office at Kelana Jaya,Selangor has a press conference and the new Technical Director of Malaysian National Team began to give advice to the association that the Malaysian national team should use foreign coaches to improve the image of the association and the national team
“The F:30 roadmap is a strategic plan for 2019 to 2030, but the COVID-19 pandemic has affected this planning. This roadmap is indeed a good plan but it can be expanded according to the passage and suitability of time.” O’Donnell said in press conference
“It is not necessarily just focused on what we want to achieve in developing national football, which is a high profile national team, but it also covers grassroots development, youth, coach education, women’s football, futsal and beach soccer, all of which it’s also important,”
“I see that the Harimau Malaya squad after this needs to be coached by foreign coaches to change the landscape and future of Malaysian football to a new dimension, not just for the short term but the long term,”
O’Donnell was a former FIFA Coach/Expert/Mentor. It focuses on youth development, coach development, technical director and mentoring. as well as acting as an AFC Coaching Instructor for A-C License level coaches
He also served as head coach of Geylang United in 2003-2005 and the Cambodia national team twice, in 2005-2007 and 2009-2010.
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